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Benefits of having a Standing Desk

June 28, 2018
Benefits of having a Standing Desk

Sitting all day at the office can be both comfortable and uncomfortable, capable of creating physical health problems in the future. According to research, an office employee sits for an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes every day spent in the office. Unfortunately, doing so on a daily basis can lead to obesity, increased risk of diabetes and increased risk of cancer. If you wish to keep your employees healthy without impacting their daily tasks, it’s time to consider using standing desks.

 

Why a Standing Desk?

For the health of your employees and your company, it’s time to get sit and stand work stations in the office! After all, they bring several benefits.

Lowers Chances of Developing Diabetes

Sitting for a prolonged period of time can affect glucose regulation in the body, possibly leading to Type II Diabetes.

Lowers Chances of Developing Heart Problems

Research shows than an extra hour spent sitting at the office can increase the risk of cardiovascular events by as much as 11 percent.

Improved Mood and Energy Levels

People who use standing desks report enhanced physical strength and health, apart from demonstrating less fatigue and stress compared to their sitting coworkers.

Better posture

Low back pain is a common complaint amongst desk-sitting employees, adversely affecting their overall posture. Fortunately, the use of a standing desk, which follows optimum office ergonomics, can prevent this by decreasing lower back pain by as much as 32%.

 

Switching to a Standing Desk

If your employees have grown accustom to sitting for long periods of time at the office, here are some tips that you should consider before switching them to sitting and standing work stations.

Start Slow

Before you immerse them in the world of standing office products, you need to condition them to avoid such a drastic change. Start by having them stand for only 20 minutes the first day and gradually increase the length of standing each day to allow their bodies to adapt.

Use Mats

Standing for long hours can be quite a pain, especially if your employees are used to sitting. Good thing we offer comfort mats for standing desks. Not only do they provide fatigue relief, they offer ultimate stability with anti-slip bases to keep your employees’ feet comfortable.

Office Ergonomics

The process of arranging your workspace according to usage is key to effectively use standing desks. For a strain-free day at the office, make sure to place your computer 15 to 30 inches away from your eyes. Your wrists should be flat, while your elbows should maintain a 90-degree angle when you are typing or writing.

 

Standing desks can improve health, mood and energy, among many other aspects of your life. What are you waiting for? Make the switch with the help of Crites & Riddell today and get your company feeling healthy and comfortable now!

 

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